FRY, PATRICIA PATTY WEBER, 81, of Winchester on the Severn, died peacefully while under hospice care on May 10, due to complications from cancer. Although born in Long Beach, California on March 17, 1933 to Capt. George K. Weber USN and Elizabeth Redmond Weber, she was a lifelong resident of Annapolis, growing up on Duke of Gloucester St., attending Annapolis High School and University of Maryland. As a teenager she sang with Bobby Saunders and his band, and later participated in the Red Stocking Follies, a local theater group. She was married to Beau Joesting from 1954 to 1972. In 1974 she married Robert M. Fry, her true soul mate. He preceded her in death in 1985. A fierce competitor in all that she did, she was the undefeated champion on the Baltimore TV show "What's in a Name?" and was invited to be a participant on "Jeopardy" if she was ever in California. Racquetball was another one of her loves and she placed 4th in the National Senior Women's Olympics in Baton Rouge. A true wordsmith, she found the perfect job with the Maryland State Senate and Legislative reference, where she worked for several years as a proofreader. She coached the Winchester swim team, part of the Severn River Swimming Association; crewed for Art Libby in the AYC Wednesday night series, did blue water sailing with her husband Bob; and volunteered with the AAMC Auxiliary at the Clothes Box for over 40 years. A long time member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, she could be found there most Tuesdays playing Mah Jong with the "Mah Jong-nettes." When not playing cards at the club, they enjoyed traveling to Massanutten, Gloucester, Cambridge, and many other places. She was an avid bridge player, and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and walking the B&A trail. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Joesting and her husband Matt Stone, and Leslie Joesting; three grandchildren, Aeryn, Brynn, and Beau; and three great grandchildren. There will be a viewing at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, May 14. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 15, at Taylor's. Online condolences can be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Capital on May 14, 2014